Fırat Y.

ICES 2018-1. International Congress on New Horizons in Education and Social Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey, 9 - 11 April 2018, pp.117-123

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-123
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to examine the importance of coding education, the place of education policies and the effects on the development of the country, which has been frequently emphasized in the world and our country in recent years. One of the main reasons of being coding the most talked field is taking it as a key competence for students, workers working in different fields. One of the most important factors that show the development levels of a country in the current age is the human development. The use of computer technologies is a necessity for the creation of the information society which is necessary in the human development. Therefore, it is necessary to make the young people of the country acquire the coding skills used in computer technology. This is only possible with the education given at a young age. While most European countries have given coding training as a compulsory subject at primary school level, many European countries have initiated studies likewise that have made serious changes in their educational policies. In Turkey, a coding lesson with special curriculum is not available, literally in the stage primary and secondary schools. These courses are taught only in the informatics sections of the vocational high schools. However, as of 2016, within the framework of the protocol signed between the Turkish Ministry of National Education and Google, the studies towards coding education required for the first and middle grades in the Turkish National Education System have gained momentum and these studies have been started to be implemented in the determined pilot level.

Keywords: Coding, Coding Education, Computational Thinking.